Sunday, January 23, 2011

Swimming with my young German shepherd

Only a five minute walk from home, there's a little cove that lies in an arc below Grossard Point. At sunset, its red and orange cliffs cast a red stain over the bay, and on warm sunny days like today, the water sparkles blue and the beach sand is golden.

It has to be hot for me to want to swim in the sea, but it was hot enough today. With the water crystal clear, the swell gentle and the bottom sandy I eased my way into the icy water, Major by my side. This is the first time I've been swimming with my young German shepherd and he was very well behaved, dog paddling around me and never scratching with his claws.

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